Have you ever wondered how AI is transforming the world of architecture, engineering, and construction? Well, buckle up because today, we’re diving into some mind-blowing stuff! Picture this: designers conjuring up super intricate structures and buildings, all thanks to the magic of artificial intelligence. Sounds like sci-fi, right? But it’s happening right now.

left: the reality / right: the AI concept

Take Arturo Tedeschi, who turned wild AI-generated designs into real, tangible structures. The journey started with a concept design done in Midjourney, got morphed into a 3D mesh model, and ended up as a complex steel frame structure. Yep, you heard that right—AI-designed and built.

So, let’s break it down. Arturo, a whiz in computational design, started by playing around with AI tools and created a series of design concepts. And here’s where it gets cool: these images were then converted into a 3D mesh model using an algorithmic edge detector. Add in a dash of triangulation algorithm and some manual tweaks, and boom, you’ve got yourself a complex model.

Next up, STUD-IO’s nifty software, StudFinder, came into play. This one streamlined the modeling and detailing process, making sure everything was spot on for the mock-up. The software even automatically whipped up manufacturable solutions for the design. Then the generated files were sent to a construction company. In just one day, Wies Offsite fabricated and assembled the intricate frames. What an efficiency, given the precision and customization needed to make sure all the components fit together perfectly into the 3D shape of the design.

And there you have it—a glimpse into the future where AI doesn’t just design but also builds. It’s an exciting time to be in the world of architecture and construction. Who knows what other jaw-dropping designs AI will bring to life next? Stay tuned!